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General Board / Re: Law Preview
« on: May 18, 2005, 10:29:44 PM »
August in NY.  Post back after you've been there a day and let me know how it is :-)

General Board / Re: Law Preview
« on: May 18, 2005, 07:55:43 PM »
Me too.  Where will you be taking it?

Good question.  I just purchased the book but haven't started it yet.  Any input would be great.  If it's a waste of time I'd love to know before I start.

General Board / Re: Need Advice- Character and Fitness Q's
« on: May 17, 2005, 12:49:59 PM »
If you are looking for a "hard" answer, this is probably not the board to be asking on.  While people on here are extremely helpful, you have no way of verifying that what anyone says on here is 100% fact.  Your concern regarding the cost of attending law school, versus the possiblty that after completion, something on your record will prevent you from being able to practice, is well founded.  That being said, you should call the Bar association in your state and ask.  You don't have to give them your name, just ask if there are definitive, concrete criterias that disqualify someone from being able to take the Bar exam (ie seriousness of offenses on record, or number of offenses).  They may not be able to give you a definitive answer and may say it is case by case, but they would surely know better than anyone on here would.  If you get nowhere there, then maybe someone on here might have their own story, or know someone with a situation similar to yours.  Good luck.

Hofstra U School of Law / Re: health insurance
« on: May 13, 2005, 12:52:55 PM »
If you were accepted and submitted your deposit, they will send you a web address and access code for students of the Class of 2008.  It is basically a bulletin board where you can ask questions to current students, faculty and staff about various issues, financial aid, housing, career services etc.  If you ask on there, someone will probably know.  I think as a full time student you automatically get some basic coverage, but I'm unsure as to what exactly it is.

General Board / Re: hofstra class of '08
« on: May 13, 2005, 08:19:53 AM »
Schnorer - go to the specific Hofstra school board in the students and graduates section.  A few of us have posted over there :-)

I've seen Dec 1st a lot too.  I know that is the date for my school, and I'm sure your school will let you know or you can ask your Career Services office.  I imagine it is so the 2Ls can get their letters out first as their summer employment is crucial for post grad employment.  I'm glad I'm not the only one whose thinking ahead, and that it seems to be well worth the time to prepare in advance.

I've read in quite a few places (including this board somewhere) that many law students felt that they didn't have as much time as they would have liked to research and prepare letters, resume, etc. for submission for summer work after 1L.  I have seen some suggestions of doing the leg work now, resume updated, researching firms, getting a database together and mail merge, and having this ready, so there is one less thing to do when the time comes.  It sounds like a good idea to me, just wanted some thoughts from people who have gone through it.  Would you suggest doing some prep work from the summer before starting school to secure a job for the summer after 1st year?  Do you really send out "hundreds" of resumes and letters to get a summer job? 

Sorry if this topic has been covered before, but it warrants revisiting.

Hofstra U School of Law / Re: So who is going to Hofstra?
« on: May 10, 2005, 12:57:05 PM »
No posts in a few days, just wanted to make sure everyone was still OK and excited as the countdown continues...

General Board / Laptops for exams?
« on: May 09, 2005, 03:58:03 PM »
Just curious as to how many students use lap tops for their exams, mandatory or voluntary, and if they prefer laptop use to the old fashion pen and paper...

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